What We Do

Reclaim, Connect, Transform.

CCLR is the only national nonprofit dedicated to transforming communities through land reuse and brownfields redevelopment. We provide the resources and expertise to get your projects done! Learn more about us and how we can help.

News and Events

Events
The Center for Creative Land Recycling and Tribal TAB are hosting a Land Reuse Grant Writing Workshop to dive into the application process and receive concrete, practical guidance for preparing compet...
News
Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking for an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. In 2022, EVs accounted for 10% of new vehicle sales in the Unite...
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On February 13th, 2023 EPA will adopt new All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) standards. AAI is a process done prior to the purchase of property to assess its environmental condition as part of pre-purcha...
Events
Revitalizing abandoned and environmentally impacted properties requires knowledge, capacity, and skills. We know every small community has limited capacity, thus the Center for Creative Land Recyclin...
Webinars
This webinar hosted by CCLR, EPA, ICF and East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) will share the value of EV charging stations and how you can leverage available grants to transform underutilized and potenti...
Webinars
CCLR has teamed up with UCLA and UCI to help lead Brownfield 101: Nuts and Bolts of Brownfield Redevelopment. Learn from seasoned pros with decades of experience as they help you deftly navigate the c...
About Us

Land reuse transforms communities.

Land recycling is about more than cleaning up and rebuilding on properties. How we choose to design and utilize the landscape is at the root of our quality of life. It is the basis of many environmental, social, and economic issues.

Programs

CCLR is the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) provider to EPA Regions 9 and 10 (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA). We can provide pro bono assistance.

Brownfields present a challenging financial puzzle. The additional cost of assessment and remediation may seem insurmountable.

Urban planning and development have a history steeped with racist policies and practices. Learn best practices when working in vulnerable communities.

Areas that host nuclear power plants benefit from planning for economic diversification, whether plant closure is imminent or down the road.

We believe that it’s not enough to work in the land reuse sphere. Brownfield redevelopment needs leadership at the federal level to advocate.

Many of the sites that remain available for reuse require greater expertise, funding, and creativity to make redevelopment a reality.

Before & After

01
West Sacramento Bridge District
1983
2018

Before & After

Image of a new building, the bakery lofts
Image of an old, dilapidated building
02
Bakery Lofts: Emeryville, CA
1998
2003
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